Green Holiday Gift Guide: Eco-Gifts for Little Kids!

by 11/28/14   filed under: green gifts, green holiday ideas for kids

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Struggling to find the perfect eco-gift for your little ones that’s not only tons of fun, but also educates and inspires creativity? We’ve got you covered! Check out Inhabitots’ brand new selections in Inhabitat’s Green Holiday Gift Guide that will keep your kids happy, active and un-glued to screens. From an amazing transforming cardboard pet ‘dog’, to Montessori and Waldorf-inspired games, all of the gifts on our list are sure to bring joy to your little tot, while encouraging cognitive and imaginative play.

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13 Idyllic, Organic Family Farm Stay Vacations Around the World

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This Inspiring 99 Year-Old Woman Sews a Dress a Day to Send to Young Girls in Africa

by 11/27/14   filed under: humanitarian design, kids clothing, news

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99 year-old Lillian Weber sews a dress every single day. While that fact in and of itself is remarkable — what makes Weber’s labor of love even more inspiring is that each dress is destined for a young girl in need through the charity Little Dresses For Africa. Weber aspires to sew her 1,000th dress by her 100th birthday early next May! Read on for this heartwarming tale of how one person can make a huge difference in the lives of others — at any age.

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DIY HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: 120+ Homemade Presents Friends and Family of All Ages Will Treasure

by 11/27/14   filed under: diy kids crafts, green family, green gifts, green holiday ideas for kids, green kids

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Kids Blame Michelle Obama for Their Disgusting School Lunches & Showcase Photos of Their Gross Food

by 11/26/14   filed under: education, news

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Family in Omaha Sells LEGO Ornament Creations & Donates ALL Proceeds to Children in Need

by 11/26/14   filed under: craft, diy kids crafts, green holiday ideas for kids, kid friendly

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We can’t reiterate to our children enough (especially when handed holiday wish lists with requests in the double digits) that the spirit of the holidays is truly about giving, and the entire Carlson clan seems to have embodied this ideal. The Omaha family started making and selling holiday ornaments in 2009 as a family service project, and they have since donated 100% of their proceeds (totaling more than $18,000!) to charity. The two brothers, with the help of their parents, make unique and creative ornaments from LEGO® pieces, including this cute reindeer ornament. A sweet gift for the LEGO® lovers in your family, the ornaments are also available as a build-it kit for a hands-on activity. In keeping with their family giving tradition, the Carlson family will use proceeds from the 2014 ornament sales to purchase basic necessities for children living in homeless or domestic violence shelters and will also be filling 100 shoeboxes to be delivered by Operation Christmas Child to boys and girls all over the world. We think our heart just grew three sizes thinking about this lovely family project!

+ LEGO® Reindeer Ornament $14.00

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12 Heartfelt and Meaningful Christmas Gifts for Children

by 11/26/14   filed under: green baby gifts, green family, green gifts, green holiday ideas for kids, green kids

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HOW TO: Make Tofu-Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie

HOW TO: Make Tofu-Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie

TweetEmailGather Your Ingredients 2 cups of organic pureed pumpkin – homemade or canned 1 cup alternative milk – I used organic vanilla soy milk 3/4 cup organic…

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GUIDE: To Choosing the Most Sustainable and Pesticide-Free Christmas Tree Possible

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12 Pediatricians in Italy Arrested for Allegedly Taking Bribes from Infant Formula Companies to Discourage Breastfeeding

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TweetEmailAccording to Reuters, Italian police have placed 12 pediatricians under house arrest for allegedly accepting extravagant gifts from infant formula companies. The…

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21 Beautiful Faux & DIY Christmas Trees to Brighten the Season

Cardboard Snowflake Tree The Snowflake Tree by Cardboard Safari is a perfect addition to a home or office holiday setting. The lovely laser-cut modern design by Luis Rodrigalvarez…

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HOW TO: Make Thanksgiving Candles From Leftover Halloween Pumpkins And Gourds

HOW TO: Make Thanksgiving Candles From Leftover Halloween Pumpkins And Gourds

What you will need: miniature pumpkins or gourds beeswax natural lead-free wick drill with attachment knife empty tin can Step 1: Melt the Wax Add enough water to the pot that a…

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The Beautiful, Airy Butterfly Dollhouse is Packed with Possibilities

The Beautiful, Airy Butterfly Dollhouse is Packed with Possibilities

From 3 Star Studio, makers of the stylish ARC Dollhouse, comes a beautiful, airy dollhouse packed with custom design possibilities. Named after its iconic wing-like roof, the Butterfly…

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HOW TO: Bake Organic Miniature Apple Pies for Thanksgiving

HOW TO: Bake Organic Miniature Apple Pies for Thanksgiving

TweetEmail What you will need: For the Pie Dough: 2 1/2 cups organic flour 1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt 6 tablespoons ice water 2 sticks of organic butter muffin tin What you…

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Personalize Your Christmas Tree with Custom Ornaments from Paper Culture

Personalize Your Christmas Tree with Custom Ornaments from Paper Culture

Why decorate your tree with generic decorations when you can create your own personalized ornaments that truly express your family’s style? Paper Culture makes it easy to adorn…

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Limited Edition Festive gPants Get Your Baby Into the Holiday Spirit

Limited Edition Festive gPants Get Your Baby Into the Holiday Spirit

TweetEmailGet your baby (and yourself) into the holiday spirit with limited edition seasonal gPants from gDiaper! gDiaper has introduced two new festive gPants for the holiday…

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Christmas Milk & Gingerbread Cookies Playdough Set Lets Kids Bake Up Holiday Fun

Christmas Milk & Gingerbread Cookies Playdough Set Lets Kids Bake Up Holiday Fun

Just in time for the holiday season, one of our favorite Etsy haunts, Apple n Amos, is offering up the sweetest playdough set ever. Their Christmas Milk & Gingerbread Cookies…

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